Tuesday, May 21, 2013
by Lori Toland
British Agent Drake Steele never thought when he was hired on at the Serious Organised Crime Agency that his job would involve spanking a co-worker. But when the colleague is Lord Robbie Covington, the sexy red-headed computer hacker for SOCA and MI-6, Drake can't agree fast enough to pop Robbie's cherry and pull him into the sensual world of BDSM.
Now they are caught up in a web of lies as they pose as members of the jet-setting crowd. Drake and Robbie have to race against the clock to stop a weapons haul that could threaten the safety of all Europe. As their covers begin to fade and danger is closing in, protecting Robbie is Drake’s most important task, but neither man is ready for the moment when their hearts are put on the line.
From Lori Toland:
How much research did you do on the BDSM lifestyle? Was there anything that surprised you about the lifestyle?
Researching the BDSM lifestyle is great fun forme. I’ve really enjoyed meeting new people and opening my life and eyes to everything going on around me. I do enjoy the beauty of submission and domination and the trust that occurs between the two people (or more, which was the case in one scene with Dangerous Submission) and I enjoy watching the scenes between people.
Something that has surprised me is that even though there are many people in the lifestyle who are open minded, there are people on the scene who are of the mindset “Your kink is not my kink so therefore your kink is bad.” It saddens me that they don’t understand that we are all part of this scene and world together and that we should embrace each other.
In Dangerous Submission, I used this when Drake judges Brandon for his darker sadist tastes, especially Brandon leaning toward non-consensual pain. There is a very vocal discussion about the two sides of sadism in the community and staying SSC (Safe, Sane and Consensual) versus RACKers (Risk Aware Consensual Kink) but I think the most common denominator there is consent between two adults. That should always be regarded the smart road to take in this world.
Thanks for listening to my ramblings! J And thanks to Barb for having me by!
As we reached the edge of the crowd surrounding the presentation area, a blond gentleman stepped in front of us. “Robbie Covington, it’s been quite some time since you’ve been to Prague,” he said in accented English.
“Joseph!” Robbie exclaimed and widened his eyes. “I’m surprised to see you here.”
Joseph pulled Robbie loose from my hold and hugged him hard. “I can’t believe you’re here.” Joseph grinned. “You said the last time we talked it would be a couple years before you could come here. Why didn’t you ring me to let me know you’d be in town?”
“I didn’t know until the last minute,” Robbie said as he pulled away and smiled. “It was a surprise.”
When they separated, the thick gold-and-diamond bracelets surrounding Joseph’s wrists disappeared beneath his sleeves again. They proclaimed him a slave, most likely to the dark-haired man standing right behind him.
“I apologize for my slave,” he said. “But he was so eager to see his old schoolmate again, he forgot his manners completely. I’m Erich.”
“Nice to meet you. I’m Drake Steele.” I shook his proffered hand as the other men separated.
Joseph dropped his gaze. “I’m sorry to have embarrassed you, Sir.”
Robbie opened his mouth, no doubt to give Erich a piece of his mind for being high-handed. Gripping his elbow to stop him, I sighed indulgently and then pulled him back to my side. “It seems we both have insolent subs. I’ll punish him later,” I said with a chuckle.
Joseph’s dom smirked. “I think my sub needs it now, or he’ll never behave properly tonight. Care to watch?”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
CEO by day, erotic romance writer by night, Lori Toland lives in Orlando where the summers are hot but the romance between her characters is even hotter. Writing since the tender age of 13, Lori somehow finds time to play video games and watch movies while taking care of her beloved cats and a husband who will forever be her hero.
Link to purchase:
Dangerous Submission - http://loritoland.blogspot.com/2013/03/dangerous-submission-dangerous-affairs.html
English Chaps (Sequel to The Long Con) Free Short Story from Loose Id - http://loritoland.blogspot.com/2013/03/english-chaps-dangerous-affairs-12.html